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Getting Things Done, C25K









Day 2 of office organizing done and showing some real progress.  I can walk in the door of my office without fear of tripping over boxes.  I can see 95% of all the floor space and desk is 50% cleared off.  Getting behind on everything else but project organize is going well.  Committed last night to giving up Incredimail and going with Outlook : (  Not nearly as much fun, yet ever so much more efficient.  Intending to finish all the big stuff today and start learning how to use Outlook.  Was so engrossed in what I was doing yesterday I was still eating my breakfast watermelon at 4 pm yesterday.  I was hungry and just didn’t want to stop my whirlwind of activity.  Thinking back those actions are in-congruent with my 1 Thing.   Taking time to eat healthy meals is a big part of achieving and maintaining my ideal healthy weight.

To support myself and my goal I am going to be doing the Beachbody Ultimate Reset beginning September 1st for the 3rd time and intending to make the 3rd time the charm. Have started 2 times previously and have not given myself the time to focus and gave up both times. I would like to invite you to join me. Here is a link to see what it’s all about and let me know if you have questions. Will be hosting a 21 Day (that’s all it is, 21 days) Challenge group and would love to have you with me.  This time I am going to take time for me.

Finished W5D2 of C25K today and was the 2nd day I didn’t have my earphones. Kevin accidentally picked mine up and took with him to work. So fascinating how quickly the option pops up to skip the run for something as silly as not having my headset. Duh, slackly lackey thinking.  Obviously I went, but really amazes me how my brain reaches for any potential realization to get out of it.  I quickly reminded myself how great I felt when I got home yesterday and headed out.

Excuses, we all make them for 1 thing or another.  When we think about it, the cost of an excuse can be huge when we have a goal we want to reach.

From  Wikipedia: Rationalization (also known as making excuses) is an unconscious defense mechanism in which perceived controversial behaviors or feelings are logically justified and explained in a rational or logical manner in order to avoid any true explanation, and are made consciously tolerable – or even admirable and superior – by plausible mean.

For example:

“I didn’t get the job that I applied for, but I really didn’t want it in the first place.” In this case, a rationalization is used to avoid admitting disappointment.

“I can’t get a job because I don’t have a car.”

From Bob Wall:

Before we can stop making excuses, we have to admit we’re making them.

You know your excuses have become a problem when someone confronts you about it, even in a joking manner. Worse still, people may not seem to respect or trust you. Maybe you’re known as someone who breaks promises, places blame on others, or doesn’t accept responsibility for actions or errors. You might be the guy who always procrastinates, takes on too much or can’t say “no” and then can’t get everything done.

In any case, your reputation is that of someone who can’t be counted on. Your friends and colleagues view you as the last person they can ask for a favor… and no one wants to be that guy.

When you make excuses all the time, you’re perceived as someone who is overly defensive and not dependable. It’s time to make a change.

“The one common denominator in every mess you find yourself in is you.”

- Bob Wall

I commit to not making any excuses today which hold me back from moving forward in the direction of my goal.  Want to join me?

Living and Teaching Healthy Living.



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